Notepad is now updated via the Microsoft Store
It is said that the traditional version of the Notepad program has been abandoned by Microsoft. Microsoft previously announced that this feature will be downgraded to an optional feature that allows users to uninstall or add on-demand.
Going forward, Microsoft announced that it will bring more new features to Notepad and release updates through the Microsoft Store, but Microsoft changed its mind several times and gave up Notepad updates.
Even in the summer of last year, Microsoft quietly deleted traditional programs including Notepad, Draw, and WordPad. Now Microsoft has decided to revive Notepad.
Today, Microsoft announced that the Notepad program has been updated and replaced with a new icon. At the same time, the follow-up Notepad program will continue to be updated through the Microsoft Store and will not be abandoned for the time being.
As a traditional application, although the function of Notepad is simple, it is very convenient to use, so until now, many users may use this application on a daily basis.
It’s just that Microsoft’s attitude towards traditional applications is not very good. Many traditional applications have been slowly downgraded or deleted by Microsoft before. Microsoft hopes that users will use alternatives.
For example, the traditional drawing program is currently downgraded to an optional function and no longer pre-installed. Microsoft defaults to pre-install the drawing 3D version, which is a new version developed by Microsoft.
It seems that Microsoft is not ready to develop a new version of the Notepad program, but before Microsoft has repeatedly given up and resurrected, no one knows what Microsoft’s attitude towards Notepad will be in the future. After this update, Microsoft has re-added Notepad to the Start menu for easy use.